THE NETHERLANDS: Fifth-Column Roundup

After watching their fifth column's maneuvers for three weeks (TIME, May 6 et ante), Dutch military authorities last week swooped down on suspect strongholds in The Hague, Haarlem, Amsterdam. They carted away and interned 21 Nazis, Communists, etc., including National Socialist Party Editor M. M. Rost van Tonninggen, member of The Netherlands Second Chamber. That something was afoot in the Low Countries was indicated by the fact that within 24 hours the Belgian Government put visa requirements in effect on her Netherlands and Luxembourg frontiers, arrested two Flemish Nationalists.

In a short-wave broadcast, Dutch Premier Dirk Jan de Geer called the...

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